One rainy afternoon I was driving along one of the main streets of the town, taking those extra precautions necessary when the roads are wet and slick.
Suddenly, my son Pranit spoke up from his relaxed position in the front seat: “Dad, I’m thinking of something.”
This announcement usually meant he had been pondering some fact for a while, and was now ready to expound all that his seven-year-old mind had discovered. I was eager to hear.
“What are you thinking?” I asked.
“The rain,” he began, “is like sin, and the windshield wipers are like God wiping our sins away.”
After the chill bumps raced up my arms, I was able to respond.
“That’s really good, Pranit.”
Then my curiosity broke in. How far would my little boy take this revelation?
So I asked, “Do you notice how the rain keeps on coming? What does that tell you?”
Pranit didn’t hesitate one moment with his answer: “We keep on sinning, and God just keeps on forgiving us.”
“I believe that life is a journey towards God, and that no one has the right to insist that you go a certain road.”
— Pat Buckley